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LA Chargers: 3 bold predictions for Monday night vs. New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) completes a catch in the second quarter during a Week 1 NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) completes a catch in the second quarter during a Week 1 NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13
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2. Justin Jackson finishes with over 100 yards from scrimmage

We already broke down why Justin Jackson is going to have a really big fantasy day in a seperate article but it is fitting to put it here in the bold predictions as well as Jackson is not the back that many are expecting to carry the workload with Austin Ekeler.

That back is Joshua Kelley. And while I think Kelley will get slightly more carries than Jackson, I think the third-year running back will break off bigger plays and be an option in the passing game as well.

When it comes to the passing game I really think it is going to mostly be Henry and Jackson. Keenan Allen will catch 3-4 balls and Herbert will connect 1-2 times with other targets, but I think most of his completions in this game are going to be to Jackson and Henry.

In the fantasy article mentioned above, I predicted Jackson to have somewhere around 50 rushing yards with 70 receiving yards. I think that stands, but we will bring the number down to 100 combined yards from scrimmage for this article just to get a whole number.

I also expect Jackson to find the endzone at least once and I expect this to be a game similar to the Pittsburgh Steelers game in 2018 where Jackson breaks out on a national stage in the midst of injuries.

Oh, isn’t that ironic — the two players that we have breaking out in this game both had the best games of their careers against the Steelers in different years.

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